Irish actress Sharon Lorencia Horgan is best known for her appearance in the comedy series Pulling and Catastrophe. She has also played in films Valiant, Imagine Me & You, Man Up, and Game Night.
Recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Horgan has worked on stage, television, and screen as a actress as well as a comedian and screenwriter. Let's discover more about Sharon Horgan in seven facts about her.
Sharon Horgan was born in Hackney, a district in East London, England. Horgan's mother, Ursula Campbell, is Irish, and she grew up in County Kildare of Ireland.
On the other side, Horgan's father, John Horgan, is from New Zealand and a owner of a pub. Born to an Irish mother and a New Zealand father, Sharon grew up in Bellewstown, a village in County Meath, Ireland.
Sharon Horgan, born on July 13, 1970, is 49 years old as of now. After four months, on July 13, 2020, Sharon Horgan will turn 50 years old.
When asked about how she felt about pressure women go through in the entertainment industry with age, Horgan stated,
In television or film, women have to be more pleasing on the eye than men, whether it is age, weight, or just not being a regular beauty. And that is annoying.
Despite being born on East London, Horgan moved to Bellewstown in Ireland with her family to run a turkey farm when she was four years old.
Horgan has always described her formative year as a fun-filled pastoral lifestyle. In an interview with The Guardian, Sharon talked about growing up in the field where she mostly spent her days on the farm, plucking the turkeys. Moreover, the experience led her to make a semi-autobiographical short film The Week Before Christmas, adding,
"I suddenly started feeling slightly panicked midway through, because I was representing my family on screen and I felt this responsibility to them. Dressing up as my mother felt relatively normal- a coming of age."
The semi-autobiographical short movie also marks her directorial debut.
Sharon's brother, Shane Patrick Horgan, is a former rugby union player. He has played as a wing for Leinster and Ireland. Currently, Shane is a rugby analyst for RTÉ Sports.
Moreover, Sharon's younger brother, Mark Horgan, is involved in the Second Captains podcast. Sharon is also a second cousin of retired jockey Leighton Aspell.
A businesswoman, comedian, director, producer, and writer! The 49-years old actress has written television series as Pulling, Catastrophe, Divorce, Motherland, Angelo's, Dead Boss, and Women on the Verge. Horgan has also starred in some of her penned works.
Besides writing Catastrophe and Pulling, Horgan also starred in the series, which helped her establish as a global star. Moreover, the 49-years old actress also won the British Comedy Award for best television actress because of her performance in Pulling.
For her acting and writing works in Catastrophe, Horgan received all together six Irish film and television awards.
Though Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney appeared as an on-screen couple in the television series Catastrophe, they are not married in real life.
In fact, Sharon Horgan is married to Jeremy Rainbird, a businessman, since October 16, 2005. The couple married at Chelsea Register Office in London and currently reside in Victoria Park Hackney, London.
What's interesting is that Sharon calls her wedding a "shotgun marriage" since both tied the knot after dating for six months and were already expecting their first child before the wedding. Sharon has two daughters with Rainbird: Sadhbh Rainbird and Amer Rainbird.
Horgan has teamed up with Irish actress Aisling Bea for the British comedy-drama television series This Way Up.
The show, which airs via Hulu in the US, has two executive producers with another being Bea. Besides working as executive producer, the Irish actresses are also the main cast of the show. Aisling Bea plays as Aine while Horgan plays as the protective older sister of Aine, Shona.